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Michael Bourn switched agents to Scott Boras too

Feb 11, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT


Last week Robinson Cano left his agent for Scott Boras and this morning Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that Nick Swisher is doing the same, but Boras’ stable of prominent clients isn’t done growing yet.

Stephen Goff of reports that Astros center fielder Michael Bourn recently dropped his representation at SFX Baseball to sign with Boras.

Bourn, like Cano and Swisher, was an All-Star last season, hitting .265 with a .341 on-base percentage and league-leading 52 steals. He was actually better in 2009, hitting .285 with a .354 OBP and 61 steals, and Bourn has won back-to-back Gold Glove awards.

Bourn has already avoided arbitration with the Astros for this season, agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million deal last month. He’ll be eligible for arbitration again in 2012 and then becomes a free agent, with Goff noting “it’s no secret that Bourn, a Houston native and University of Houston product, wants a contract extension with the Astros.”

  1. BC - Feb 11, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    When he first came up, I didn’t think he could hit well enough to get by in the majors at all. Last couple years proved me wrong.

    • uyf1950 - Feb 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM

      Well let’s see Boras usually pushing his high profile clients first then does what he can for the rest. Let’s see without checking I know for sure at least Swisher and Weaver Boras clients at this point are going to be FA come the 2013 season along with Bourn. Who will get most of Boras time and talents to get a new contract and who will get the least?

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